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Why Should the Devil Have All the Good Music? Larry Norman and the perils of Christian rock
Gregory Thornbury

What are we to make of Larry Norman, the controversial pioneer of Christian pop music in the late 1960s and ‘70s? Gregory Alan Thornbury (son of occasional ET contributor John) tells the fascinating story with riveting style and careful accuracy.…

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That Hideous Strength: How the West Was Lost
Melvin Tinker

A book offering to tell us ‘how the West was lost’ has set itself a very ambitious target. Perhaps it needs a few more pages to quite hit that target. But it succeeds admirably in drawing our attention to a…

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Speaking of Women: Interpreting Paul
Andrew Perriman

Andrew Perriman’s book seeks to provide biblical justification for the ordination of women as ministers of the gospel. On the rear cover Dr R. T. France, formerly principal of Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, claims that the volume ‘offers the best hope…

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Raising Kids in a ‘You can do it!’ World
Paul Tautges

The author sets out eight signposts for Christian parents to follow when bringing up their children in a world that promotes the attitude that all you have to do is have confidence and you can achieve anything you want. The…

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Rewriting Gender?: You, Your Family, Transgenderism and the Gospel
David Martin

Over a very short space of time, gender identity has become a major issue in the worlds of politics, healthcare, education and the media. It is not going to go away and the often subtle influence of the transgender agenda…

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Christ and the Law: Antinomianism and the Westminster Assembly
Whitney G Gamble

Drawing on newly available primary sources, this title contends that the initial concern of the Westminster Assembly (1643-53) was the growing influence of antinomianism: the belief that, in Christ, the people of God are not subject to the law of…

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Still Protesting: Why the Reformation Matters
Associate Professor of Church History D G Hart

Dr Darryl Hart shows in this book that the biblical truths discovered during the Reformation still matter today. He also applies his broad knowledge of theology, church history, American history and politics to explaining why American Protestants are turning to…

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Perpetual Battle: The World, the Flesh and the Devil
Simon Vibert

As a teenager, I attended a church youth group called the ‘9:23 Club’. The name came from the words of Jesus in Luke 9:23, ‘If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily…

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Bold as a lion
Peter Gentry and Paul Taylor

An early death at the age of thirty-six in 1755 deprived John Cennick of the renown enjoyed by the other great preachers of the Evangelical Revival. He is relatively little known apart from a few of his 750 hymns, such…

John Henry Newman: Becoming Rome’s first ecumenical saint
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John Henry Newman: Becoming Rome’s first ecumenical saint
Richard Bennett and Michael de Semlyen

The German-born Pope Benedict XVI is due to carry out a state visit to the UK from 16-19 September. The climax of this visit is a Mass in Coventry at which the Pope will beatify John Henry Newman (1801-1890). Newman…

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From strength to strength: a life of Marcus Loane
Allan Blanch

On 23 April 1954, a student at Moore College, Sydney, was listening to a history lecture by Marcus Loane, being part of a series on Paul and Acts. It was a day not to be forgotten by W. J. Lawton,…

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Jesus himself; the story of the resurrection
Marcus Loane

Always appreciating the writings of Marcus Loane, I anticipated this small volume with not a little relish. But, expecting vintage Loane, I was sorry to be disappointed. Perhaps I should have been more prepared, for the author himself says in…

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Makers of Puritan history
Marcus Loane

This is an update of a book originally written in 1960, describing the great 17th century struggle for religious freedom. The author highlights the conflict as seen through the lives of four eminent Puritans – Alexander Henderson, Samuel Rutherford, John…

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Faraday – Man of science and man of God
Andy McIntosh

A sad trend in Britain is the declining awareness of our Christian heritage. The ambition to change the world is good, and past generations did just that. We often think of the noble army of pastors, teachers and missionaries who…

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The Message of Discipleship: Authentic Followers Of Jesus In Today’s World (Bible Speaks Today Themes)
Peter Morden

Discipleship is a vast theme, including virtually the whole life of the believer. The author is surely right when he rejects the idea of there being two classes of Christian, the believer and the disciple. We are all called to…

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Take Care of Yourself: Survive and Thrive in Christian Ministry (Lausanne Library)
Pablo Martinez

Whilst primarily aimed at those in full-time ministry, this book would be worth reading to help you understand the battles of those in ministry. It will fuel your prayers for them and show how you might be able to encourage…